Oak Trail, Epping Forest

Being far away from my beloved Alps is a lot harder than I initially thought. My longing for high peaks is constantly there – my desktop background speaks for itself. However, instead of falling into a long depression, I decided to tackle the issue differently: discover hiking routes around England. Unless I make my way to the Lake District, the Highlands or Snowdonia I need to exchange the feeling of mountaineering with long walks through forests around the Southern part of the Island. I started this morning with the nearby Oak Trial, a nice trail in zone 6 which served the purpose of walking in my new hiking boots. Continue reading

10 + 3 Best Brunch Places In London

img_7386Now that I am working, a perfect weekend for me starts with after work drinks on Fridays, often followed by exploring London’s nightlife. The next two days are predominated by sports, discovering new things in the city or its surroundings and a good dinner with friends. Yet, to make the whole weekend great, a brunch on Sundays is not to be missed. For me, the mix between breakfast and lunch is a great way to catch up with friends which is why I am always at the lookout for new venues (this list will probably be continued…) Continue reading

Walking London: From Balham to Clapham Junction

img_7751 There is a lot of Londoners who do not go to areas with two digit postcodes. The prejudice: they are boring, they are there to live and completely out of question when you want to meet up from friends from the other part of the city. I agree with the last argument, however, I completely believe that the double digit suburbs have loads to offer. This time Walking London takes you from hipster…ish Balham (SW12) to funky Clapham Junction (SW11).  Continue reading

LONDON BUCKET LIST (#2)

screen-shot-2017-01-08-at-10-21-17After the longest absence that this blog has ever seen – welcome back! I hope you had a fantastic start into 2017 and some relaxing holidays beforehand. I for my part slept through new year’s and did not want to see a computer screen for two weeks (therefore no posts). That does not mean that I do not use the time to reflect my last year and to set some resolutions. One of them is to discover London more – and what better than my bucket list that should keep me busy until Easter? Here we go for a second round of activities and things that I would like to do (#1 can be found here)
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Twinkling London

img_5597It’s no secret that my favourite season of the year is winter, in particularly Christmas time. For an entire month, from end of November to end of December, I am on cloud nine as I dance, bake, sing and decorate my way around. To me, London is one the most magical cities in the world – to give you an idea of what it’s like, here are the best things to do around London during Christmas time.  Continue reading

Walking London: Chelsea & Battersea Park

fullsizeoutput_b0fAutumn is one of my favourite seasons – I love the change of colours, the crisp air and the cosy nights on my couch, with candles on and a good book in a hand. When weather is good, I am the first one to raise my hand for an autumn walk! To start off a new series of “Walking London”, I take you a beautiful walk around Chelsea and Battersea, the South West of London, including my favourite shops, restaurants and cafes on the way.  Continue reading